Samuel’s Grande Manor has a grand idea – to bring back the feel of the old-time supper club.
The Pezzino family, who own the Clarence restaurant, are testing the idea out in an 800-seat venue called the Diamond Room. The name sparkles with retro glitz – and might bring back memories of Buffalo legend Lance Diamond, a definite plus. The Pezzinos are presenting their first show Feb. 13, with an appearance by Mary Wilson of the Supremes.
“It’s going to be acts that would play in a Las Vegas showroom,” said Steve Reszka. “Motown, soft rock, standards, supper club music. It’s comedians, too. The facility can hold 800 seats. They’re just looking to bring in something different, give a different entertainment experience.”
The venue has a formal feel.
“You walk in, and it’s this huge white gorgeous building with a portico. Every chair is at a table,” Reszka. “When you buy your tickets you can order your dinner, but you don’t have to order dinner. There’s table service. They want to very much make it like a Las Vegas showroom.”
The restaurant is going for a unique form of elegance.
“This is what will separate them from other venues in town. They just want to do something a little different.”
Tickets to the Mary Wilson supper club show will be $28.50-$54.50. Dinner is extra and will typically range in price from $30 to $40.
“They want to do this at least once a month,” Reszka said. “Ideally twice.” He foresees the restaurant possibly branching out into jazz.
Samuel’s Grande Manor is located at 8750 Main St., Clarence. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show is at 8 p.m. For info, visit samuelsgrandemanor.com or call 634-8425.